July 6, 2022 | Operational Updates, Travel Tips, Airline Route Information and More!
Register Now or Sponsor the 19th Annual Sault Ste. Marie Airport Charity Golf Tournament on August 19th at Crimson Ridge!
We're throwing it back a few years to this great photo of Sarah enjoying the Soo Greyhound Game!

Sarah was directly impacted by the SSMADC Annual Charity Golf Tournament through a donation in 2017 to Community Living Algoma! This year's golf tournament proceeds will again help to provide support services for members of the community with intellectual disabilities through the many initiatives of Community Living Algoma! Proceeds will also help with providing accessible furniture in common areas of The Ontario Finnish Resthome Association , flights for patients in vital need of medical care through Hope Air , and fencing for the backyard of a fully accessible Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area home here in Sault Ste. Marie.
Give Hope Wings 2022
Canada Coast to Coast Expedition Stops in
at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport
The Give Hope Wings expedition stopped at Sault Ste. Marie with a warm welcome from BMO Financial Group, Royal Purple Sault Ste Marie #155 and Sault Ste. Marie Airport. Hope Air patient Shawna was there to share her journey with those in attendance highlighting the importance of access to vital medical care.

Give Hope Wings is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser in Hope Air history. Launched in 2017 by Dave McElroy with a trip around South America, and now led by four Expedition Captains, each year a squadron of pilots circumnavigate different parts of the world in support of Hope Air.

To date, four expeditions have raised more than $1.3 Million to bridge the distance between home and hospital for Canadians in need.
Photo credit: Hope Air
Ontario's airports need more cash: AMCO study
Airports, traditionally a federal responsibility, haven't seen an increase in its Airport Capital Assistance Program in decades, forcing airports to compete for limited dollars as costs rise to upgrade their facilities and implement safety-related projects.

The study recommends the fund be increased to $95 million a year to help airports meet their capital needs.

The study also recommends recapitalization of the Regional Air Transportation Initiative to support community airports not eligible for capital assistance programming.

“There’s more than 200 airports competing for the same funding that hasn’t even risen with inflation over that time and it’s getting more difficult to meet our capital needs with rising costs,” Bos said.

The study also recommends that the Ontario provincial government step up to the plate, as other provinces have done, and reintegrate the aviation fuel tax charge collected and give that money back to airports.

“Other provinces have recognized that airports are economic drivers for the province and for communities and have stepped forward to help with its aviation fuel tax,” Bos said. To date, Ontario has not done so.
The Government of Canada and air industry partners continue work on reducing traveller wait times and congestion at Canada’s busiest airports
Transport Canada is making progress, but challenges remain, particularly for travellers facing flight cancellations and issues with baggage services. They continue to take action with air industry partners to reduce the delays in the travel system and update Canadians on our progress.
Photo credit: Transport Canada
25% OFF Being Offered On All In-Terminal Advertising!

This could be your captivating ad displayed in our arrivals area to be exposed to thousands of travellers, friends and family picking up passengers as well as airport employees!

With exceptional post-pandemic recovery in passenger levels in 2022 and 25% discounts being offered on 1-year contracts, there's no better time to invest in advertising at the
Sault Ste. Marie Airport!